“How do I know if someone is selling real moldavite or trying to trick me with fake moldavites?”
This is a question that I am asked quite often and for good reason. In recent years, the Internet has exploded with cheap and completely fake moldavite. The market for the mysterious and increasingly rare Moldovan gem is flooded with fake pieces in raw, cut and polished form. It is important to understand the subtle peculiarities of moldavite to prevent them from being exploited.
Origin of the Moldavite Stone
First, it is important to know the origin of moldavite before starting. Moldavite is believed to be the product of a meteorite collision with Earth about 14.8 million years ago. Moldavite, locally known as Vltavin, occurs only in the Vltava Valley in the Czech Republic; approximately an area of 40 square miles. You may wonder how you can be sure where the stone comes from, as many fake stones are accompanied by a false certificate of authenticity.
The online moldavite market is packed with replicas from Asia, but fake moldavite is also sold in Europe and many other countries. It is not uncommon for fake parts to be offered by private parties who have been deceived and attempt to compensate for their losses.
If you investigate the dealer’s history and review the ratings of previous customers and customers, you will be rewarded with the most valuable reward: the truth. It should be noted that many traders have also been deceived into believing that their inventory of moldavite is real, as this stone is very rare and some replicas can be quite convincing. However, there are ways to distinguish the true Moldavian stone from the wrong one.
Moldavite Visual Cues
The true moldavite is known for its olive green color, which varies from pale and translucent to different shades of deep forest green with possible brown stripes. Gas bubbles were often included in the moldavite formation. These bubbles are a very good indication of real moldavite.
The size of the piece should also be considered, as many fake moldavite pieces are impressively large and offer offer prices that are in fact too good to be true.
Many fake moldavite pieces have a glossy surface similar to glass, which is appropriate since they are actually masterpieces of molten glass that have been carefully molded, and sometimes the seams of the shape are easy to see.
Be careful with people who sell moldavite that is not from the Czech Republic or that is even green. Many sellers market Stones other than moldavite to benefit from their popularity. “White moldavite” is generally nothing else than calcite. The “African moldavite” has more in common with Sea Glass than a real tectita.
Moldavite Instinctive Clues
The surest way to identify genuine moldavite is to examine and hold a stone personally, as the energy emanating from the moldavite varies widely.
Moldavite is classified as a rock climbing by metaphysics due to the particularly high energy frequency of this stone. Many people report a feeling of warmth, tingling and / or disorientation when they come into contact with the moldavite or even around the stone.
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